Mahashyama, Mahāśyāmā, Maha-shyama: 7 definitions
Mahashyama means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
The Sanskrit term Mahāśyāmā can be transliterated into English as Mahasyama or Mahashyama, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs
Mahasyama [महाश्याम] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Ammannia baccifera L. from the Lythraceae (Crape Myrtle) family having the following synonyms: Ammannia vescicatoria, Ammannia aegyptiaca. For the possible medicinal usage of mahasyama, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Mahāśyāmā (महाश्यामा).—the Sissoo tree. (Mar. śisavī).
Mahāśyāmā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and śyāmā (श्यामा).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-mā) A creeper, (Echites frutescens.) E. mahā large, śyāma black. “śyāmālatāyām, kṛṣṇaśiṃśapāvṛkṣe ca .”Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Mahāśyāmā (महाश्यामा):—[=mahā-śyāmā] [from mahā > mah] f. Ichnocarpus Frutescens, [Suśruta]
2) [v.s. ...] Dalbergia Sissoo, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahāśyāmā (महाश्यामा):—[mahā-śyāmā] (mā) 1. f. A creeper, Echites.
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
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Sushruta Samhita, volume 1: Sutrasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Lalitopakhyana (Lalita Mahatmya) (by G.V. Tagare)